R Kelly Net Worth: R. Кеllу was once known for his talented singing for sure. The R&B singer, producer, and songwriter has achieved sеvеrаl accolades for ѕuссеѕѕful ѕіnglеѕ and abumѕ. After facing several sexual misconducts and lawsuits, Kelly’s net worth has plummeted big time today. As of 2019, the updated Net Worth of R Кеllу estimates less than $1 million USD.
R. Kelly Biography
R. Kelly was born as Robert Sylvester Kelly to mother, Joanne on January 8, 1967, Hyde Park, Chicago. He was raised by his mother as a parent alongside 3 three other siblings and has experienced financial hardships, attempting to survive poverty. As an 8-year-old, R. Kelly practiced singing for the congregation choir.
Lived as needy in his childhood, he has experienced difficulties… The 11-year-old R. Kelly was once shot in his shoulder while riding a bicycle back home and has often experienced sexually abused by a lady as well.
Kelly enjoyed playing basketball for his secondary school ‘Kenwood Academy‘ team. The school was situated at Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood where educated himself. Nonetheless, the athletic young boy was asked to leave the B-ball game by his music instructor Lena McLin, to keep him in the spotlight of music only.
Later, the high school dropout R. Kelly shaped a gathering with friends Marc McWilliams, Vincent Walker and Shawn Brooks, called as the Musically Gifted Men (MGM). As a teenager, he discharged the groups first single “Why You Wanna Play Me” in 1990, under MGM, yet the friends disbanded soon after.
Kelly joined a new group ‘Public Announcement‘ from Chicago, which helped him to introduce his debut album ‘Born into the 90’s’ in 1992. The R&B styled album delivered several hit songs like “She’s Got That Vibe,” “Honey Love,” and “Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ),” that inevitably guaranteed platinum, and was nominated for American Music Award as well.
Kelly’s progress with success helped him to introduce his second studio self-titled album, R. Kelly (r. November 14, 1995). The introspective lyrics album received colossal success by becoming his first album to top the Billboard 200 chart. The R&B album generated three No. 1 singles, that received positive reviews.
Kelly released one of his most economical successful album by far called R. The fourth studio album which released on November 17, 1998, delivered verses from pop stars like Celine Dion, Nas, Jay-Z and more. The album topped musical charts,
Kelly’s fifth studio album Chocolate Factory turned into an immense global achievement and trended No. 1 on the Billboard 200 graph. The album which released on February 18, 2003, sold over 532,000 copies of its first week and over 3 million copies globally with positive media surveys such as The New York Times and USA Today. R. Kelly added the fourth No. 1 hit on the Billboard 200 albums graph with the release of TP.3 Reloaded, selling 1.52 million copies in the US alone.
Kelly’s “I’m a Flirt (Remix)” single proved to be a hit track, trending at No. 1 on the Hot Rap Tracks diagram, he included the single on his Double Up album which released on May 29, 2007. The song featured artists including T.I. and T-Pain which peaked at No. 12th position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The Double Up album which was released under Jive Records included collaborating artists like Swizz Beatz, Snoop Dogg, Nelly, Chamillionaire, Usher, Ludacris, and Kid Rock.
In 2010, Kelly’s Love Letter album amazed audiences with contacting verses that included classic soul music and lyrics on love and forgiveness, which was written entirely by R. Kelly himself. This gold-certified album turned into a major hit in the United States selling 496,600 copies across the US.
Kelly’s twelfth studio album Black Panties was inspired by his sexual styled debut album, which topped number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart. The R&B inspired album included collaborations from Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, Juicy J, Future and more. The highest-charting album has been known to sell 133,000 copies in the United States alone.
R. Kelly’s greatest pitching collection is his R. album that topped with No. 1 hits songs like “I’m Your Angel” and “I Believe I Can Fly.” His grants and achievements include his ‘You Are Not Alone’ song which was recorded for Michael Jackson, holds the Guinness Book of World Records for debuting No. 1 at the US Single Chart as the first song in the 37-year history and certified platinum by the RIAA. R. Kelly’s career has won him 25 Grammy Awards nominations of which he has brought home three Grammys and two American Music Awards of the years 2000 and 2005.
Legal Troubles, Sexual Abuse & Arrest.
The most outrageous scandals of R. Kelly was involving with the late R&B vocalist Aaliyah who died of an Airplane crash. He involved Aaliyah to have sex with him when she was only 15 and gotten her pregnant. Later he married Aaliyah in 1994, which annulled one year later.
In 2002, Kelly was involved in a scandalous video that pictured Kelly having sex with an underage girl, the tape was viewed by the police after a journalist handed over to them. In June the same year, he was accused with 21 checks of criminal acts in Illinois, identified with child sex entertainment. The next year, Kelly was charged again for a similar act in Florida. Later, the young lady who showed up in Kelly’s video would refuse to affirm during his trial in May 2008. After several weeks of testimonial declarations, 14 counts against him was concluded not blameworthy.
Kelly found himself surrounded by controversies in 2018. He was accused of releasing the BBC documentary R. Kelly: Sex, Girls, and Videotapes, which involved a girl claiming that she was prepared by Kelly to have intercourse with other females, as a 14-year-old.
Another controversy sparked in April when a young lady ventured against Kelly with allegations of infecting her with STD when she was just 19 and attempted to consolidate her into his escort of sex partners. The lady who had an eight-month relationship with the singer, filed a complaint with the Dallas Police Department in June 2017, with a federal civil complaint.
In January 2019, Lifetime TV network, widely aired the documentary Surviving R. Kelly which revealed allegations of women sexual abuse. #MuteRKelly is a movement from the public convicted to end financial support from the artist’s career. Following, the movement RCA Records dropped the disputable vocalist from its mark, Spotify scrubbed R. Kelly from all playlists and legal counselor Michael Avenatti uncovered that he had given a tape to authorities which purportedly demonstrated Kelly’s sexual exercises with minor women’s.
The sexual abuse by R. Kelly aggravated criminal charges indicting 10 counts on February 22, 2019, after being arrested by the Chicago police he bailed himself with $100,000 after three days. In an interview on March 5 with Gayle King of CBS: This Morning, Kelly strongly tried to proclaim his innocence to the public, but hours later he was arrested again for overdue and not paying more than $160,000 for child support.
How Much Is R Kelly Net Worth Today?
R Kelly net worth is surviving with less than a million according to Celebrity Net Worth, the dozens of sexual allegations that ran on Kelly, blew his net worth that once topped over $150 million USD.
Throughout the years, Kelly’s sexual misconduct cost him a fortune to be paid for settling dozens of lawsuits made by several women. The R&B singer took a massive hit on his net worth when he divorced his wife Andrea Lee (1996-2009) at the time of his worthwhile vocation.
R Kelly net worth is nowhere near the amount of money that he once gained from selling records, streaming and performing at concerts that generate him $150,000 per show. Kelly has been begging to have show’s to pay his bills but because of his controversies, it’s been frequently blocked by protesters. R. Kelly even has several lawsuits for the unpaid mortgages that topped over $100,000 at a point
R. Kelly’s record label RCA has frozen him from earning more money through his music, they have allegedly turned down all of his tracks and music videos.
In 2019, R Kelly net worth is not worth more than $1 million USD, which is speculated to be eventually lesser than that. The causes of his massive net worth drop are the numerous lawsuits and allegations against him that he had to settle paying a bigger price from his fortune.
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